Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong - CLOSED

The Pineapple Room is located in Macy's on the 3rd floor. They specialize in Hawaii regional cuisine. The recommended dishes are the loco moco, kalbi, and hapa poke. The dress code is causal for lunch but for dinner, you might want to dress business causal. The restaurant has an open kitchen and an open dining space so it can get loud sometimes. Their food is good but the prices are on the higher end. For first timers, get their prix fixe or tasting menu. It's the best way to try a little bit of everything. I recommend making reservations if you plan to dine here with during the weekends or with a group of 4 or more because it does get busy.  

For more information about The Pineapple Room, visit

Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 945-6573

Ho Farms Tomato & Watermelon Salad

Sizzling "Hapa" Poke

The "Loco Moco"

Kiawe Grilled Kalbi Short Ribs

Kula Strawberry Tiramisu

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop - Autumn Dinner

Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop is open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. They change out their menu every quarter. This past week, I was invited to a special dinner by Grant aka Chuggy Bear. I got to try a little bit of everything on the new dinner menu and I left stuffed. If I wasn't so full, I would take a second serving of the charred corn ravioli, warm brussels sprouts, and the chocolate chip cookie bread pudding. I highly recommend trying their dinner because the prices are very reasonable and it's in Chinatown. For those who work in downtown, you can just walk over to the shop after work.

1030 Smith St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 536-1669

Bowl o' Chicharron

Poached Pears Salad

Tortilla Espagnole

Pork Adobo Quesadilla

Chicken Fried Deviled Eggs

Ahi Ceviche Tacos

Garlic Shrimp & Chorizo

Charred Corn Ravioli

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Oysters

Warm Brussels Sprouts

Southern Hot Chicken & "Waffles"

Olive Oil Cake + Lemon Curd +
Whipped Sour Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread Pudding +
"Milk" Sauce + Cocoa Whipped Cream